Will Haryana’s deprived get their share in the giant ‘paratha’ of prosperity?
Using the famous giant parathas of Rohtak as a metaphor, Anil Kumar contends that only a united front of all the deprived, including the most backwards and Ati-Dalits, can fetch them their due share in the resources
Social and civil boycott of Valmikis in Haryana
The social and civil boycott of the Valmiki victims of casteist violence in Mirchpur, Haryana, violates the basic tenets of democracy, argues Anil Kumar, while underlining the ills of this pernicious practice
Mahishasur and Ambedkar in Chajjulal Silana’s verses
Rajendra Badgujar tells us about this Dalit Haryanvi folk poet and how he challenged Brahmanism
Why is Mirchpur silent?
The pet dog of a Valmiki family barked at Jat youths and they retaliated with a naked display of barbarity. After this incident, more than 150 Valmiki families migrated from the village. Amid the din of the Gujarat Dalit movement, are you forgetting this horrific torture of Mirchpur, Haryana
क्यों चुप है मिर्चपुर?
मिर्चपुर में भी यही हुआ था। एक वाल्मीकि परिवार का पालतू कुत्ता जाट युवकों पर भौंकता है तो उसे जाट बर्दाश्त नहीं कर सके और बदले में उन्होंने बर्बरता का नंगा नाच किया। इस हादसे के बाद 150 से ज्यादा वाल्मीकि परिवारों ने मिर्चपुर गांव को छोड़ दिया। हरियाणा से लेकर दिल्ली तक हड़कंप मच गया। सवाल है कि गुजरात दलित आंदोलन के शोर में कहीं आप मिर्चपुर(हरियाणा) के खौफनाक यातनाओं के इतिहास को तो नहीं भूल रहे हैं
Up in arms for quota
An aggressive and violent agitation of the Jats demanding reservations for the community rocked Haryana in the second and third weeks of February
Sunped killings: Fact and commitment in conflict
A preliminary police inquiry found that the room was set afire from the inside, not from the outside, and that kerosene, and not petrol, was used. The family of the accused said the fire resulted from a quarrel between the couple
Brief News, November 2015
On October 1, when thousands of women marched on the streets of Sonepat, it was as if they were announcing the inauguration of a new era
Forward Thinking, June 2015
“These laws hurt not only the beef-eating minorities – Muslims and Christians (17 per cent) – but also the SCs and STs (25 per cent), who, if not all beef-eaters, often depend on the trade for their livelihood”